Monday, May 2, 2016

Mahavishnu John McLaughlin & Devadip Carlos Santana (rare video)


From a friend of a friend of a friend I got this rare 1975 footage of
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin & Devadip Carlos Santana performing at a
parade & concert. The events celebrate Sri Chinmoy's 10,000th
Jharna-Kala painting. This is fan footage providing a snapshot of a
legendary period that many speak of, but few have seen firsthand. As a
snapshot in time, it says something significant about who these people
were, what they believed, what they did, and what it all looked like -
an important historical document which I'm posting as a 40th anniversary

On the crisp winter day of March 8th 1975, the parade
wound its way up Madison Avenue, leading to a free concert at the
Central Park Bandshell. There was a palpable sense of joy that's
difficult to capture in words, but does shine through in the film. Of
the crowds of people appearing here, I'm sure some have moved on to
other things, while others continue to believe and practice as they did.
Nothing in this video is meant to imply promotion or sponsorship.

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